Alvin xillia

Brothers Conflict Passion Pink



Frankly I am playing this because of the anime, I don't like being spoiled... I remember looking forward to it when it was about to release, but decided against playing it because I heard that the system was a little buggy. Well, the game turned out to be pretty enjoyable!

Story ★★★3
The game runs for a year and there are fixed events so the plot is pretty predictable. Some routes are also overlapping and can get quite repetitive. What I like however is the ‘staying ovenight’ event for each guy xD The love events are pretty nice too, but it depends on the character (your personal preference).

Character ★★★★4
There are 13 brothers in the Asahina family. For Passion Pink, 7 brothers’ routes are available. Though there are so many characters, the plot wasn’t too diluted.

Graphic ★★★★4
Each brother has about 15-20 CGs, including variations, so I would say, maybe 8-10 CGs per brother. I wished some events like the school cultural festival had CGs too, but overall I am satisfied. I suppose the CGs were mostly used for the love events.

I'm pleased that the other brothers also had some CGs (about 2) and there were also quite a few family CGs.

The chibi character scenes during the schedule are adorable as well. I love how the background is the setting, for instance, the brothers' rooms or the restaurant.



Gameplay/System ★★★3
Not that straightforward since you have balance between family love and the brother’s love (the affection level for other brothers affect the route too!). Very recommended to use a guide... Once you use a guide, the game becomes very very straightforward and you can skip repetitive parts and just focus on the brother you are going after. I used the guide at peche and everything went smoothly other than Fuuto and Kaname. For Fuuto, do follow the guide strictly. For Kaname, keep family love at 1/4.

You are able to see if you made the right choice as there are love indicators.



System is a bit buggy, but still bearable. When you click ‘select’ to repeat your schedule, sometimes there are empty spaces. The skip function doesn’t work at times. The skip event function as well.

Music ★★★★4
Cute. And each brother has their own theme.

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The game can move pretty fast, so I finished the game quite quickly. I enjoyed all the different personalities, and the game wasn’t too draggy. I loved the ending scenes and the epilogues. Recommended if you want to know more about the brothers, especially after watching the anime.

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Hanayaka - Tadashi

Amnesia Later





Introduction:
The fan disk for Amnesia.
There are 5 routes: New World, After Story, Waka-san World, Girls Party, Orion.

New World: It’s August, MC still has not gotten back her memories and she spends the summer with the gang and finds out that all of them had promised to go to see fireflies with her. Just a bit doki doki, and opens the other routes (except Orion’s which you must finish all routes).

After Story: What happens after the main story in Amnesia. If you noticed the title of Amnesia Later, there is actually a ring, so yes, the fan disk appears to focus on proposals / marriage / wedding ring (:

The rest is kinda obvious. Though don’t expect much from them other than Orion’s route which is pretty cute.

Story ★★★★4
Amnesia Later is definitely more otome game-ish compared to the original Amneisa where mystery was a main portion of the plot. The routes were sweet and there were quite a lot of doki doki moments. And a bit of suggestive moments hehe. It was fun to see the guys as boyfriends and being in couple-ly situations with MC. The story always leads up to marriage, or at least a marriage proposal, so it closes the loop nicely. One down point though was that the dialogue seems to be more draggy than the original game.

Character ★★★★4
All the characters had their different personalities and I didn’t feel like anyone had become out of character. And because their personalities are different, you can get lots of interesting scenes!

Graphic ★★★★4
About 20 - 25 CGs per guy. Most of them were the doki doki scenes. There is also a bonus CG of each guy in their (wedding) suits, with pictures of the guys growing up in the background.

Gameplay/System ★★★★4
Pretty straightforward. Just make the right choices. Quick save and quick load options available. Pretty standard otomate system.

Music ★★★3
Similar to Amnesia.

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Recommended if you loved the original series. Probably hard to play it as a standalone though there *are* some flashbacks in the game.

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Shuu

Diabolik Lovers



The ドM game that everyone has been looking forward to! I wasn’t interested in the game till I saw how pretty the boys were :P And since I really enjoyed Gekka Ryouran Romance, I thought why not? (Both are by Rejet.)

Story ★★★★4
I was pretty confused during my first gameplay since I wasn’t sure what to do. But after I did (play all the chapters and go straight to End01 first), it was actually pretty good, you can see the story unfold and the guys’ love for you (or your blood) increasing. Can be a little dark and pretty エロい at some points xD

Character ★★★★4
I enjoyed all the characters and the blood sucking / kissing sounds were so funny at times xD Through this game, I also able to see another side of Kaji Yuki’s voice acting as Kanato. I couldn’t tell Konishi’s voice acting too! The boys were all very good looking that I took screencaps of their close-ups! I even lost my track of thoughts looking at Shuu haha.

Graphic ★★★★4
Shuu I felt didn’t have enough affectionate / エロい CGs. But the rest were great, the right amount of normal CGs, エロい CGs and bloody CGs. I like the coloring of the CGs and how Yui looked great with all of the guys! Especially Subaru IMO.

Gameplay/System ★★★★4
The game goes by an auto-save after every chapter which is good for me. (My PSP is a first gen and in not so good condition, a little impact will cause my PSP to switch off).

The first 2 gameplay was quite daunting as I figured out how to get Ends 1, 2, 3 faster, but after that it was pretty smooth sailing. Have no complaints about the system, everything was fast and smooth enough for me. I will probably write a post on the gameplay later for people who are confused about the game or yet to start the game (:

Music ★★★★4
I am quite pleased with the music and I really liked each brother’s BGM, especially Shuu’s and Kanato’s.

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Recommended for fans of vampires, pretty boys, and SM relationships.
Pace kiss

Arcana Famiglia



Started with Arcana Famiglia quite a while ago, then stopped because my data got corrupted. Had to replay, but with the introduction of the anime and the fandisk, I decided to finish the main game quickly to avoid spoilers.

Story ★★★3
The game runs for 2 months. Though all the days are playable, it is not everyday that you get to have an event with the guy. The scenes aren't too bad, especially the love ones, where I get lots of feels, not just the doki doki kind, but the sad kind, happy kind. The flow of the story is a bit weak though.

Character ★★★★4
With the exception of Dante, I actually enjoyed all the characters' routes. Their personalities are all really fun (:

Graphic ★★★★4
Too little CGs IMO. Some of the CGs have strange proportions. But I really really like the manga art style, not just for the CGs, but for the daily conversations as well.

Gameplay/System ★★★3
Quite straightforward if you just choose the guy on the map. There are 3 endings, Ending 1 & 2: Win the duel, with more than or less than 600 affection points. Ending 3: Lose the duel, with more than 600 affection points. You can get the endings through a common route, but the hard part could be not getting enough affection points for Ending 1 & 3. One bad thing about this system is the daily save option which you cannot switch off. But I also liked how you can customise your buttons to your liking, meaning like you can choose which button to press for skip, etc.

Music ★★★3
Normal?

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I would only recommend because of the fresh art style and the stellar seiyuu cast. Story wise could be better, but because of the art style and seiyuu, the game was really enjoyable (:

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Alvin xillia

Storm Lover Kai!



I played Storm Lover long time ago, and continued with Storm Lover Kai! recently. I think the latter has added some new features and perhaps new events/dates such that there would be more things to do. I remember Storm Lover being more boring (and that's why I gave it up the last time).

Story ★★★3
Storm Lover lasts for a year (Apr to Mar) and the main story for the guys actually starts in Jan, so I wouldn't say there's much of a story. Even if there was, it comes a bit... sudden? But a redeeming point is that, there *are* some hints in the earlier parts of the game regarding the guys' main story.

Character ★★★★4
I absolutely enjoyed all the characters. Even with Rikka, who I initially did not like, but he grew on me. There is a well balanced range of guys, though I didn't like how Kyousuke and Sugai looked alike, and also Souya and Yuuto. Also Takeshi and Chihiro sensei didnt have routes! Luckily that is solved in Natsukoi.

Graphic ★★★★4
The CGs were well done, and quite a lot! I loved the group CGs.

Gameplay/System ★★★3
I didn't really have to use a guide, other than Takeshi and Chihiro sensei's sorta endings. Managed to get most of the CGs without the guide. There are a lot of save slots, so it may be a good idea to save frequently in case you miss anything. I typically save every 3 months. There is no auto save button, which in this game I feel is alright, because everything is supposed to feel natural, like the boy is really your boyfriend in real life, there is no saving in real life!

Music ★★★3
Music was generally enjoyable, but nothing special for me.

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This isn't a game that I would highly recommend, but I enjoyed it enough to finish it so...

You also get to enjoy many couple scenes, that was kinda fun.

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Kotestu i'm cool

Amnesia





Story ★★★★4
Mysterious, with a good plot. The setting is such that the MC has amnesia, which is a good concept because there are no lengthy introductions like most otome games. I also liked the speed the characters spoke, just right for me, and sounds more like daily conversation. The endings were also mostly satisfying.

Character ★★★★4
With the exception of Ukyo, I loved all the characters, which all have a great personalities, none overlapping. There's something interesting about all of them. I thought I would be bored with Ikki since playboy types are usually not my type, but surprisingly I enjoyed his route too.

Graphic ★★★★4
The graphics were all well done, and appropriate. I also liked the elaborate clothings.

System ★★★3
I mostly used a guide, so I don't use the quick save or anything much. But I find the affection gauge kinda hard to understand. I might not have gotten all the ending without the guide.

Music ★★★3
Quite a small range of music, sometimes silent, but it suits the game just fine.

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I do encourage everyone to play this game. Another of those games that I actually finished at one shot. (Usually I play 2 games at the same time and alternate after I finish one route.)

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Alvin xillia

Wand of Fortune FD ~Mirai e no Prologue~

I enjoyed Wand of Fortune quite a lot, so I had high expectations for the FD, hm, but the system was kinda lame for me. After completing the routes for the new character Edgar, Cynthia's story and then the individual guys' stories will be available. Note here that I say story and not route, because there are totally no options, just scrolling. Now, doesn't that feel more like a book then a game?



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In short, I wouldn't say I love the game, but the CGs were definitely as lovely as before (: Plot's a bit meh, but oh well!
Alvin xillia

Uta no Prince sama Repeat

Actually I completed this game a long while ago but didn't get to write anything about it.



Anyway the game was quite satisfying and I liked most of the routes (except for Cecil's). It was quite easy to get the different endings and the mini games were okay...? Till you played a few times and it feels repetitive xD The music quiz was interesting though, I played a bit of violin in my secondary school days so I could answer most of the questions.

Game guide
Buy the game @ Amazon.jp

I don’t think UtaPri does rankings like the Otomate games, so my personal ranking (based on personality and their routes):
#1: Otoya
#2: Tokiya
#3: Sho – Ren – Masa – Natsuki
#7: Cecil

Haha, nice ranking isn’t it? Since the anime I have liked Otoya, well, actually his route is not as satisfying as Tokiya’s for me, but I still like Otoya’s personality the most. As for the rest, I didn’t like Ren too much, but his route was pretty surprising for me, out of my expectations. I like Sho, Masa and Natsuki equally.

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Okay, that’s all for me. I actually bought a few UtaPri books when I went to Japan in April. Maybe I will write on those when I feel like it xD